This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



ALUMNI OF PIR 08/01/2014 TG 38 - 9 Divisions (231-238, and 938)


ALUMNI OF PIR 08/01/2014 TG 38 - 9 Divisions (231-238, and 938)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on August 1, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 53
Latest Activity: Sep 27, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 08/01//2014! PLEASE See the PAGES section for Informational Posts about BC and PIR. PAGES is underneath the Members Photos. PLEASE scroll down this page here to find the Comment Box to post a reply to the PIR GROUP.

N4M's Community Guidelines

~OPSEC OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance.

~N4M’s also has Community Guidelines just like any other social media.

~Please take the time to read the OPSEC and N4M’s Community Guidelines.

~A quick note here, from the N4M’s CG’s:

• Don’t Jeopardize the Safety of Our Sailors: Remember OPSEC (Operational Security) (Don’t Sink Ships With Loose Lips) This site and all content posted on it are viewable to everyone on the Internet. This doesn’t mean you can’t share things about your Sailor – but too many details can put Sailors in harm’s way. The following are examples of red flags and should not be shared within this community either by posting or sending via a Group message:

• Sailors’ last names. This includes your username if you share the same last name as your son or daughter.

Some Suggestions:

~If your last name is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended for you to use in your username for your own personal security. This is your option. It is also not a good idea to use an email address as your username for personal security reasons.

~First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember, everyone can see it and someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture to not include your Recruit at least for the duration of BC. Again, your option

~It is also a good idea to make your settings for your Profile Page "viewable only to your friends"

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 08/01/2014 TG 38 - 9 Divisions (231-238, and 938) to add comments!

Comment by proundnavymom90 on September 27, 2014 at 11:10am
Comment by diannep on August 5, 2014 at 2:41pm

Leaving this group now....blessings to each of your new sailors as they continue their Navy adventure!

Comment by CatMom509 on August 3, 2014 at 4:30pm

Blessed Sunday!

     "Finally, be strong in the Lord

      and in His mighty power."

                         Ephesians 6;10

Comment by MomofHAN on August 3, 2014 at 12:51pm

Thanks to all the admins!  PIR was wonderful, but I am SO glad it is over!  Blessings on all of you as we start this next leg of A School :)

Comment by diannep on August 3, 2014 at 11:18am

You are very welcome!  We enjoy helping all of you through Bootcamp!  So glad that you enjoyed PIR!

Comment by CatMom509 on August 3, 2014 at 2:30am

Oh, and you're very welcome, Deb!

Comment by CatMom509 on August 3, 2014 at 2:29am

Hi Deb,

Here's the link to an active Pensacola A school group.  I was part of this group and the 2 moms who answer the questions are away this weekend right now.  I noticed that the one you joined didn't seem to provide answers from the members...

Comment by DebinAlabama on August 2, 2014 at 9:05pm
PIR was incredibly awesome!!!! I was so proud of my son. He was in Division 237 which was the White Sox division. He got to carry the White Sox flag at PIR. His division was also one of three that became a part of the RTC Hall of Fame. Even though I will be moving on to the Pensacola group, I will still want to keep in contact with the wonderful ladies I have met here. Thank you to the veteran mom's and/or wives (ad mins) who made the crazy roller coaster ride easier.
Comment by CatMom509 on August 2, 2014 at 4:12pm

Hi Friends!

     "You will keep in perfect peace him

      whose mind is steadfast, because

      he trusts in You."

                                         Isaiah 26:3

Comment by Lourdes1819 on August 1, 2014 at 3:47pm
Graduation was amazing ! Right now just waiting for him I'm so blessed thank you God!

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